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Grassfield High School’s 10th annual Laps for Lymphoma raises $26K for cancer research

Posted at 8:57 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 20:57:30-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A 10-year anniversary is enough reason to celebrate, but students and staff at one local high school are also celebrating 10 years of making a difference in their community.

Grassfield High School celebrated its 10th annual Laps for Lymphoma on March 30. The GFH Student Council Association held the first LAPS in 2010 as a school-wide event to remember Cliff Bernard, the husband of former Grassfield Principal Carolyn Bernard.

Since then, LAPS has grown to a community-wide event that brings together survivors, family, friends and others walking to honor those who have been affected and anyone fighting to eradicate lymphoma.

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With great weather, this year’s event was a huge success – the weekend walk generated more than $26,000 for lymphoma research! Nearly $200,000 has been raised since the event’s inception.